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Environmental Impact Report

UC campuses are required to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for their Long Range Development Plans (LRDPs). UC Santa Cruz has released the Draft 2021 LRDP that will guide the physical development of new academic, housing, and support uses necessary to achieve the campus’ mission. Pursuant to CEQA, a Draft EIR, which evaluates the environmental impacts of the 2021 LRDP, has also been released for public review and comment. View the Notice of Availability of the Draft EIR here. In an effort to support review and help the public navigate through the 2021 Draft EIR, UC Santa Cruz has also developed a community handbook that can be found here.

Public Review

The Draft EIR has been released for a 60-day review period, beginning on Thursday, January 7, 2021 and concluding on Monday, March 8, 2021. Written comments on the EIR will be accepted anytime during the EIR review period. Please state “LRDP EIR Comments” in the subject line, and send your electronic responses via email to or written responses via U.S. mail to the following address by 5:00 pm on Monday, March 8, 2021.

  • Erika Carpenter
  • Senior Environmental Planner
  • Physical Planning, Development, and Operations
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Public Hearings

Two online public hearings on the Draft EIR were hosted by the university on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 and Thursday, February 4, 2021. Information from the Public Hearings can be found here.

Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)

If you have any trouble viewing these documents, please email or call (831) 459-3732 for assistance. Hard copies of the Draft EIR are available to be checked out from UC Santa Cruz or the Santa Cruz Public Libraries through their “Grab and Go Lobby Service”. A USB drive is also available upon request.

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